Consolation Of Philosophy: A Song That Hasn’t Been Played For 1000 Years [Video]

After more than two decades of work, an ancient song repertory was reconstructed thanks to the persistence of Cambridge University’s Dr Sam Barrett and is now performed for the first time in 1,000 years.

After piecing together an estimated 80-90 per cent of what can be known about the melodies for The Consolation of Philosophy, Barrett enlisted the help of Benjamin Bagby of Sequentia – a three-piece group of experienced performers who have built up their own working memory of medieval song.

[Cambridge University]

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